Three days ago, a big announcement was made regarding the Cinderella Castle makeover that was to take place over the summer. That’s right, the classic Magic Kingdom park icon is getting a makeover inspired by the animated classic Cinderella just in time for the film’s 70th anniversary.
However, some guests aren’t happy about the new look, and many are worried about how work on the castle may impact their upcoming visits. Magic Kingdom Vice President Jason Kirk took to the comments on the announcement post to address these concerns.
Disney shared the image of the prospective new look for the castle, which will feature golden touches, a light pink sheen, and more royal blue turrets, while keeping with the regal simplicity of the Walt Disney World icon.
With work already underway, guests wondered when the project would be completed:
Kirk states that work on the castle makeover will be complete “before the end of the summer.”
Next up, guests with upcoming reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table were concerned whether the work would impact their upcoming breakfast plans:
Throughout the makeover, both Cinderella’s Royal Table and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will remain open to guests.
Lastly, guests wondered how work on the castle would impact the all-important castle photos:
Kirk has confirmed that, “while temporary construction equipment may be present while Cinderella Castle receives its royal makeover, it will remain uncovered and we will do our best to ensure guests are still able to capture special photos and memories in this iconic spot.”
So while it seems no scaffolding or scrim will be added to the castle during the makeover, you might have a less than picture-perfect castle in the background. In any case, it’ll still be a fascinating memento of theme park history! With work finishing up this Summer, we can’t wait to see the new, golden-hued castle.